Cara Glass & Recycling Our uPVC
14th June 2021
14th June 2021
Cara Glass are proud to have used Eurocell Recycle as their preferred recycling partner throughout 2020. In total, we recycled 9.32 tonnes of uPVC in 2020. To put that in perspective, that’s a third of the weight of a stone in Stone Henge!
At Cara Glass, we strive to be as eco-friendly as possible across our full range of windows. Eurocell Recycle are the UK’s leading specialists in uPVC recycling, collection and extrusion. They have a closed-loop recycling system, which takes old uPVC systems and recycles them into brand new plastic products.
This not only stops uPVC windows from being dumped in a landfill, but also creates new, eco-friendly windows. Cara Glass takes great pride in working in a sustainable way, striving to use environmentally friendly techniques and reducing our carbon footprint as much as possible.
In previous years, the home improvement industry has struggled to find ways to be sustainable. By having Eurocell as our recycling partner, Cara Glass are helping reduce the amount of waste created by old windows, doors and other products. We strive to have a little waste as possible end up in a landfill, helping make the world more eco-friendly one step at a time.
Eurocell Recycle have created the closed loop post-consumer recycling process, working to find the most sustainable and efficient way to create recycled uPVC windows and uPVC doors.
First, the end of life windows are removed and collected from the property. Eurocell then collects the old uPVC windows and transport them to their recycling plant located in Derbyshire.
Once the old uPVC arrive at the recycling centre, they are then shredded, granulated and micronised. After this, the dismantled parts of the old uPVC profiles go through a process called extrusion.
Extrusion is the process of melting down pieces of material until they turn into liquid form. This liquid is then pushed through a mould, forming the shape of the new, recycled product. The extrusion then cools and solidifies.
After extrusion, the recycled uPVC window sections are then fabricated into a new uPVC window profile by the team at Eurocell. These are then ready to be installed into homes across the country, providing a completely recycled uPVC window.
By using this method, old, outdated windows that would’ve ended up in landfill can now enjoy potentially hundreds of years worth of use. Cara Glass are so pleased to have recycled 9.32 tonnes of waste in 2020 alone with Eurocell, and we hope only to see this increase more and more as time goes on.
We’re always looking for ways to make Cara Glass more environmentally friendly as a company. By working alongside Eurocell recycling, we are helping reduce the amount of uPVC that ends up in landfills and having a part in producing recycled uPVC windows.
When choosing Cara Glass as your next installer, you can expect prompt, professional service from a company that strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible in all aspects of business. Our friendly team are always on hand to discuss our full range of windows and doors, as well as any questions you may have about our sustainability.
If you’d like to speak to a member of our friendly team, get in touch today! You can reach out to us directly by calling 01722744424 or using our online contact form. We’ll be happy to discuss your next project and will help you find the perfect home improvement solution for your home.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!